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How do I replace the Sprocket 200 battery?  My Sprocket holds it's charge for two photos then dies.  I can buy a replacement battery but unable to find any fitting instructions.  Thank you.

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I replaced the battery in my Sprocket 200 a year or two ago.  The following is my best recollection of the process:  

  • Remove the paper tray cover and remove any paper.
  • There are 4 tiny Philips head crews in the four corners of the Sprocket.  Carefully remove the screws and put them aside in a safe place.
  • With the screws removed the Sprocket can be gently opened.
  • It may help to take a picture of the insides for later reference.
  • The battery has a short set of wires with a small connector on the end,  Gently unplug the battery. 
  • With the battery unplugged gently lift the battery out of the printer.  I am a bit fuzzy on the details - it may be held in place with double-sided foam tape.  You may need to gently pry the battery out.  Do not pull on the wires, the pack may be damaged (although, at this point, the old pack is likely a candidate for recycling).
  • Put the new battery in place.  Firmly plug the battery connector back into its socket.
  • Replace the printer frame and replace the four screws.
  • Replace the printer paper and the paper tray cover.

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Bob, Thanks for this, however, what I expect would have been the four screw heads are completely smooth and flush so no means of getting to what ever screw heads lurk beneath.

 

Correction, what I see are the magnets that hold the cover.  There are no screws visible.

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Hmm... I did open the paper tray in my unit before my reply above and the screw heads were visible (although tiny).  I am not near the printer now, it will be a few days before I have a chance to get to it but I will post some pictures when I get access to the printer.


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I've been having problems with mine too. I have had the solid red light when trying to charge. So I have ordered a new battery today in hopes I can use it again. But the four magnets are simply just magnets to hold the top cover in place when printing. What I did was take a small flat head screwdriver and carefully pry the bottom outer casing from the printer and there is where the battery and circuit board is on the bottom of the printer. Just carefully lift the battery up which is held in place with some sticky glue(?) and remove the wires that are attached. And all I have to do when I put a new battery in is just pop the bottom back on. And I took pictures along the way in case it was complicated.

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